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Painting and Decorating Hit Squad Service

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Being given the keys for a new tenancy after being homeless can seem like a dream come true. But sometimes the dream can fade at the first sight of a flat with stained walls, flaking paint and bare floorboards. This is where Fresh Start’s Hit Squads can help. The Hit Squads are teams of volunteers who will work alongside new tenants in their home to decorate up to two rooms. If you think you can help, then please get in touch with Fresh Start.

Organisation aims and objectives

Fresh start runs a service for people who have experienced homelessness and have recently been offered a tenancy of their own. With the assistance of volunteers, Fresh Start offers both practical and emotional support through a variety of integrated services that are intended to help people manage the transition to independent living and to prevent the cyclical nature of homelessness.










Our service runs year round - with the exception of Christmas holidays. Each volunteering session would last approx. 7hours. We require a minimum commitment of once per month for 6 months.


Experience required: Basic knowledge of decorating, although training is provided. A non-judgemental attitude to homelessness is essential. Volunteers must be 18 years or older for this service.
Travel details: The project runs from our Pilton and Polwarth bases. Work takes place throughout the city with transport to and from our bases available.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Public transport rates can be reimbursed daily or monthly.
Training details: All volunteers are required to undertake training for the role. This will cover issues around homelessness, boundaries & confidentiality along with essential health & safety to prepare you for the role.

Last updated 2 months ago